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Goodreads giveaway!

Avon Books is hosting another Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride! Ten advance reader copies are up for grabs. Click here for more info, and to enter. Good luck!Graphic: Goodreads giveaway for You May Kiss the Bride by Lisa Berne, compliments of Avon Books

Want to learn more about You May Kiss the Bride? Click here to read Chapter 1. And click here to listen to a beautifully rendered excerpt on SoundCloud.

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Shop talk: Meredith Duran & Sabrina Jeffries

RT Book Reviews recently posted a fascinating conversation between Sabrina Jeffries and Meredith Duran. My favorite snippet is this from Meredith:

“Our genre is often derided as ‘escapist,’ but I think there’s a great and potentially agentive power in escapism if it enables us to realize and articulate our core values. . . . I like to think that the romance genre, by celebrating the importance of human connection, also helps us embrace and defend the qualities that engender human connection in the world.”

Meredith Duran

Sabrina Jeffries

Click here to read the full post, “Historical Chat: Meredith Duran and Sabrina Jeffries Talk Books.”

 

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A Bookish “must-read”!

Bookish has named You May Kiss the Bride one of its spring 2017’s “must-read” romances! (With the clever tagline “I now pronounce you reader and book.”)Graphic: "Love in Bloom: Spring 2017’s Must-Read Romances" via Bookish

So many fab books. More titles for my TBR list!

Click here to read all about it.

 

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It’s Caturday!

This item recently crossed my radar, and I kind of want one. Even though I don’t have a cat. But isn’t it cool? And cozy?Photo: a felted "cat-cave"This is cool too. Also, slightly unnerving.

Image: many cat-faces

 

This made me actually LOL.

Meme: vintage photo of a cat: "JENKINS PREPARE THE FINEST CARPET, I WISH TO VOMIT"

 

And of course, no Caturday is truly complete without a special guest appearance by . . .

Grumpy Cat meme: "LOVE IS IN THE AIR? GET OUT THE GAS MASK"

 

I love you too, Grumpy Cat. :)

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“It’s a library card”

When worlds collide.Comic by Jeff Stahler: "It's a library card."

 

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For your listening pleasure

I love audiobooks, so I’m thrilled that You May Kiss the Bride is being released (soon! March 28th!) in audio as well as in print and ebook editions. Want to hear a sample on SoundCloud? Click here.Cover image: audio version of YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins, March 2017)

Another benefit of an audio release is that the cover image can show more of that gorgeous background! Here’s the print/ebook cover so you can see what I mean:Cover for YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE by Lisa Berne (Avon/HarperCollins)

Interested in preordering You May Kiss the Bride? Click here.

If you’d like to read Chapter 1, click here.

And finally, next week Avon Books is hosting a Goodreads giveaway of 10 print advance reader copies! I’ll let you know when the giveaway opens for entries.

 

 

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“You are always beautiful to me”

I love this.Comic: "You are always beautiful to me" by Guy Kopsombut

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On arranged marriages

Really enjoyed Madeline Hunter’s thoughtful and wide-ranging post in USA Today‘s Happy Ever After blog, “Romance Unlaced: Authors Explore Beloved Arranged-marriage Trope in Recent Historicals.” Among the authors sharing their perspective are Julia London, Elisabeth Hobbes, and Blythe Gifford.

Graphic for USA Today's Happy Ever After blog

It’s a trope I like a lot too. Obviously. I utilized it in my own You May Kiss the Bride and The Laird Takes a Bride:)

You can read the post here.

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday! No, this is not an oxymoron.

Graphic: HELLO SHINY NEW WEEK

*rolls up sleeves and gets to work*

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Epic bookish goodness

I’m a little afraid of heights, but I’d gladly change places with the person in this photo. Just to be surrounded by all this amazing, epic, bookish goodness.

photo: the old Cincinnati main library

The old Cincinnati main library. Via History in Pictures on Twitter

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